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#46 kizzaaa

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:15

Use Avira for Mac, it's by far better than the rest. =D


I might check that out. I tried Sophos awhile ago but did not like the UI.


#47 PyX

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:08

I just took the plunge upgraded to Common Sense Security 2012. Works like a charm! (Y)


Got me for a second, I was starting looking it up. Three hours ago, I was wondering if I shouldn’t go to sleep, and I have this debate every evening, but end up going too late and not sleeping enough.

Anyways, this is also what I’m using. That makes me rather vulnerable at the moment we’re speaking.

#48 Richard C.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:10

I just took the plunge upgraded to Common Sense Security 2012. Works like a charm! (Y)


I love this software! :p

#49 myxomatosis

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:16

None. I don't want to cripple my Mac with an antivirus software. I use my heand, my intelligence, and my judgment.

#50 +GlitterBoy

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 13:25

I've installed Sophos AntiVirus for Mac

#51 .Neo

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 16:48

I love this software! :p

They just released Common Sense Security 2013! :woot:

#52 PsyOpWarlord

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 17:56

Running ESET Cyber Security here. Running the newer beta they have here and it seems to be working pretty good. Not that I need it as much for the Mac side, but I share files with my windows machine at work and its a requirement to have an active antivirus when working form home.
http://www.eset.com/...cyber-security/

#53 Richard C.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:33

They just released Common Sense Security 2013! :woot:


:woot: I'm guessing it's amazingly similar to 2012

#54 king_of_hearts

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 18:44

I recently installed Avast for Mac.

Much better than its windows counterpart.

Good interface, low resource usage, and doesn't bug me to death.

#55 Mens Nemorosus

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 14:03

I installed Avast, the free edition (don't know if there's a payware edition for Mac). It just consumes my menubar space, lol, and i can ever turn it off from there. It's okay. If i see it slowing down my laptop i'll remove it eventually.

#56 Sonne

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:08

None

I installed a scanner a year or two ago, it found nothing and I promptly removed it

#57 neuroticdave

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 18:52

AntiVirus? On a Mac? Serious? I spend some time in the back alley of the web myself, but I have never had any issues. Or have I...



#58 +goretsky

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 19:26

Hello,

 

The likelihood of getting hit by something OS X-specific is orders of magnitudes lower than for Windows-based computers, but there's still some OS X malware out there, as well as threats which are platform-independent (Adobe Flash, PDF, HTML, Java, JavaScript based, etc.).  It has been my experience, though, that some Mac users run anti-malware software if they exchange files with colleagues who use Windows.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

AntiVirus? On a Mac? Serious? I spend some time in the back alley of the web myself, but I have never had any issues. Or have I...



#59 TyRidian

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:03

I use avast! Free Antivirus & Blue Coat K9 Web Protection to go along with it.



#60 einsteinbqat

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 21:08

The thing with Avast is that it doesn't look for Windows viruses unlike Avira, Sophos, etc. Avast only look for virus targeting Mac.